lemonincider
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Why are fuel tanks in the wings filled first, and why are they used last?
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Why are bird strikes on approach or landing not as common as on takeoff?
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Why is a clock required to be mounted on the instrument panel for IFR flights?
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Is there a landing gear system that extends automatically to prevent belly landing?
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Why does ATC ask emergency aircraft about fuel on board?
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Is it common for jets not to have backup manual control system for emergencies?
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Why does a clean configuration lead to the generation of greater wingtip vortices?
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Can we always trust the PAPI lights?
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Do Boeing and Airbus learn from each other?
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How long does it take for pilots to become unconscious after an uncontrolled depressurization at FL 340?
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Do airline pilots use FD when performing visual landing?
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Does pilot monitoring have authority to go around in exceptional circumstances?
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Why is mixture lean recommended on the ground?
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Why are some parts of the wings not protected by the wing anti-ice system in the B737?
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Why doesn't ATC use a unified frequency for the same control area?
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Why does the takeoff N1 limit start to decrease below 30°C OAT?
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Why does a steeper approach cause an increased landing rollout?
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What makes spiral instability less harmful than Dutch roll?
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Why is it called "STBY RUD" on a Boeing 737?
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Are there known cases of an airline pilot's becoming incapacitated, while in command of the aircraft, during a critical flight phase?
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How do pilots of big jets determine if they are clear of the runway after landing?
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Do airliners stall first at the wing tip?
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What's a metering fix?
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Is Auto Pilot capable of performing TCAS resolution advisory?
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Why does the FMC in B737 limit the climb speed to 230 knots on the VNAV mode until the leading edge devices are fully retracted?
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When leaving ground effect, why is there a nose-up change in moment?
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In lost comms situations, when and where do the pilots of big commercial jets expect to get green light from tower?
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Does lift equal weight in level flight?
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Why is stabilator used in some small airplanes?
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Is it okay to divert to another airport in IFR lost comms situations?